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EccoX Aims to Fix the Soggy Crust Problem

Stay ahead of the pizza curve with EccoX, a brand new to the market pizza box insert to keep your pizzas dry, crispy and warm.This revolutionary new insert sits under the pie and isolates it from its oils and juices as well as stopping the pizza carton base from capturing all the heat.

Feroce Named 'Best New Italian Restaurant Opening Worldwide'

Feroce has been named the “Best New Italian Restaurant Opening Worldwide” by Gambero Rosso in the publication’s annual International awards for the best Italian food abroad in their “Top Italian Restaurant Special Awards 2020.

Osteria Mattone to Celebrate Sixth Anniversary on Nov. 10

Twirl, sip, and sing “Happy Birthday” to Osteria Mattone as it celebrates its sixth anniversary with a special large format dinner on Sunday, November 10. For $55 per person, including tax and gratuity, gather your neighbors, friends and loved ones for family-style fare that will transport your taste buds to Rome and back.

Study Finds Rapid Gains in Plant-Based Food Spark Demand for Vegan Pasta

The vegan pasta market is on a pace to grow ~9 percent annually through 2029, propelled in bulk by the global rise in vegan and plant-based eating with astounding stats. Affluent millennial in particular has been the central driver of the worldwide shift away from consuming animal-based products—giving a boost to the demand for vegan pasta in the fast growing global F&B industry.

Chef Will Artley Named Executive Chef at Hank & Mitzi’s

Chef Jamie Leeds’ JL Restaurant Group announced on October  it has appointed chef Will Artley as executive chef of its newest concept, Hank & Mitzi’s Italian Kitchen. Set to debut in early 2020 in the former Hank’s Pasta Bar space in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, the “come as you are” neighborhood restaurant and bar—named for Leeds’ beloved parents—will offer a seasonal take on regional Italian cuisine.

Redesigned Pitfire Pizza Reopens in North Hollywood

American Gonzo Food Corporation (American Beauty, Pie Society, Pitfire Pizza, Superba Food + Bread, Superba Snacks + Coffee) has opened their biggest, most ambitious project to date. Staying rooted in the pursuit of excellence through food, community and art, Paul Hibler, the company’s founder, Jeff Goodman, CEO, and team, have completely reimagined their original location of Pitfire Pizza, where it all started over 20 years ago.

Sbarro Set to Open First Location in Costa Rica

Sbarro announces its inaugural location in Costa Rica. In an exclusive development agreement with franchise partner Pizza in Paradise Sociedad Anonima, led by Jorge Moya and sons Jorge and Jose, has opened Sbarro—known for its extra-large New York-style pizza slice—in Lincoln Plaza in the city of Moravia, with more locations to follow.

NewSpring Completes Investment in Joseph’s Frozen Foods

NewSpring (the “firm”), a family of private equity strategies, announced on October 29 that NewSpring Mezzanine ("NewSpring"), the firm’s dedicated mezzanine strategy, has completed its investment to support the acquisition of Joseph’s Frozen Foods (“Joseph’s”) in partnership with LaSalle Capital.

The Italian Job Set to Open on November 1 at Legacy Hall

The Italian Job will open its first location on Friday, November 1in Legacy Hall, located at 7800 Windrose Ave. in Plano, Texas. The scratch-made pasta kitchen will focus on bringing old-world tradition to the modern, “fast-casual” market through artisanal, fresh pasta, made in-house daily using high quality ingredients.


Grimaldi’s Honors Vets with Special Deal on Veteran’s Day

With Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving quickly approaching, along with its annual gift card bonus, Stoking Social Hour, and Tuesday Tastings, Grimaldi’s has a lot going on for the month of November. Pumpkin Cheesecake is back:On November 1, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is excited to unveil the highly anticipated Pumpkin Cheesecake, made with a cinnamon sugar cookie crust, topped with whipped cream and garnished with caramel sauce.